The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of the best universities in the field
of Biology and Biochemistry relies os data derived from
various data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for
estimating the citation-based metrics were gathered on 06-12-2021.
Position in the ranking is based on a sum of D-indexes (Discipline H-index) of all ranking
researcher’s affiliated with a given institution. D-index
takes into account only papers and citation
metrics for an examined discipline.
The range of our Biology and Biochemistry research
Our best universities ranking is a credible account of leading researchers from the discipline of Biology and Biochemistry , established by means of a thorough analysis of 166,880 scholars discovered from various bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Biology and Biochemistry, as many as 23135 researchers were investigated.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Biology and Biochemistry
The D-index threshold for approving a scientist to be examined is placed at 40 if the majority of of their publications are in the field of Biology and Biochemistry. The acceptance requirements for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, ratio of the publications made within the given discipline as well as the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for listing best researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of scholars projected for each discipline whilst making sure that the top 1% of leading scientists are added into the ranking. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.
Extra verification rules
As our main aim is to guarantee that only actual scholars are listed in Research.com ranking we believe that metrics are never meant to be a complete means to evaluate the output of researchers. For that reason we manually verify every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of trustworthy sources. Even though it’s not a element contributing to a scientist’s position in Research.com ranking, the quantity of papers published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should form a valuable secondary implication of their contribution to research in a given discipline. Position in the ranking is based on every scholar’s D-index using information compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind available to the scientific community. A thorough definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
Our goal is to inspire scholars, businessmen and decision-makers worldwide to explore where top experts are heading and to give a way for the whole scientific community to get to know who the leading experts in specific disciplines, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Biology and Biochemistry
With 52 institutions Italy ranks in spot 6 in the world.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of top scholars in Italy is University of Milan with 44 scholars affiliated with it being present in the Biology and Biochemistry ranking. It is followed by University of Padua with 39 scientists and University of Turin with 25 scientists.
The most prominent scientists in the area of Biology and Biochemistry in Italy are representing University of Ferrara, Magna Graecia University, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, University of L'Aquila, Italian Institute of Technology, European Institute of Oncology, Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research, Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Sapienza University of Rome, Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza. University of Milan is highlighted as the best university in the Italy in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking scholars at 2401. Ranking second is University of Padua with a total D-index of 2250. The third place is taken by University of Ferrara with a total D-index of 1325.
The average total D-index for the top 10% universities is 1684 in comparison to an average of 417 for all 52 institutions listed in Research.com ranking.
The average number of published articles in the field of Biology and Biochemistry by scientists affiliated with the top 5% of researchers in the ranking is 6515 in comparison to an average of 1294 for all 52 universities.
The average number of citations of scholars affiliated with the top 3% universities is 590516 against an average of 101804 for all 52 universities.